Soldier Stories

US Army - David Hannah

I graduated High School in Southern Maryland and worked various blue-collar jobs in the area until the mountains called, and I moved back to Bozeman, Montana. Still, something was missing in my life and hearing past stories about Marine Reconnaissance from my older brother, and the Iraq war beginning to heat up I joined the Army. At 32 years of age, I was considered ancient at infantry basic training at Fort Benning, GA. My Drill Sergeant was 24 years old and referred to me as “old man”. I was selected for the Special Forces in the summer of 2006 and ended up on a mountain team at First Special Forces Group in Washington State. I also served on a Freefall team, and then ended my career as a Multi-Purpose Dog Handler.

I had the unique opportunity to intern with the Grey Ghost Company for a year and enjoy volunteering for the Mighty Oaks Warrior Program as I move forward in life with my 8-year-old son Eli. I have found my way back to the Grey Ghost and will be doing everything in my power to help drive them forward into a prosperous and positive future.

US Army

David Hannah

I graduated High School in Southern Maryland and worked various blue-collar jobs in the area until the mountains called, and I moved back to Bozeman, Montana. Still, something was missing in my life and hearing past stories about Marine Reconnaissance from my older brother, and the Iraq war beginning to heat up I joined the Army. At 32 years of age, I was considered ancient at infantry basic training at Fort Benning, GA. My Drill Sergeant was 24 years old and referred to me as “old man”. I was selected for the Special Forces in the summer of 2006 and ended up on a mountain team at First Special Forces Group in Washington State. I also served on a Freefall team, and then ended my career as a Multi-Purpose Dog Handler.

I had the unique opportunity to intern with the Grey Ghost Company for a year and enjoy volunteering for the Mighty Oaks Warrior Program as I move forward in life with my 8-year-old son Eli. I have found my way back to the Grey Ghost and will be doing everything in my power to help drive them forward into a prosperous and positive future.

Air Force - Kris Morgan

Joined in 1994 as an Aerospace Ground Equipment Journeyman stationed at Tinker AFB, OK. Served several tours to Operation Desert Shield (Saudi Arabia) and Operation Northern Watch (Turkey). During Operation Desert Shield, he was injured and later diagnosed with a TBI. He decided to cross-train into Logistics Mgmt. where he deployed personnel and cargo. He has received several Humanitarian Medals after the OKC bombing and numerous other relief efforts. He now volunteers for local non-profits helping other veterans coping with depression. He recently started building wooden American flags and gives them away to Veterans all over the country.

Air Force

Kris Morgan

Joined in 1994 as an Aerospace Ground Equipment Journeyman stationed at Tinker AFB, OK. Served several tours to Operation Desert Shield (Saudi Arabia) and Operation Northern Watch (Turkey). During Operation Desert Shield, he was injured and later diagnosed with a TBI. He decided to cross-train into Logistics Mgmt. where he deployed personnel and cargo. He has received several Humanitarian Medals after the OKC bombing and numerous other relief efforts. He now volunteers for local non-profits helping other veterans coping with depression. He recently started building wooden American flags and gives them away to Veterans all over the country.

As a high school senior, Rick enlisted in the U.S. Army thru the Delayed Entry Program on December 7, 1979. After high school graduation, he reported to Ft Leonardwood, Missouri on August 12, 1980 for Basic Combat Training. Upon completion of Basic Training, now Private Snow, reported to Ft. Sam Houston, Texas for training as a Combat Medic. Following graduation from training, he was assigned to 11th Medical Company at Ft. Hood, TX. After 18 months, now Specialist 4 (SP4) Snow was reassigned overseas to HHSB 3/84th FA, Pershing II Nuclear missiles, in Neckarsulm, Germany. SP4 Snow served here until August 11, 1983, at which time he was honorably discharged after 3 years of service and moved to Waco, Texas. Upon his return home, Rick enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG) to continue serving his country. He performed duties as a guardsman until March 1985 at which time he went Active Duty in the TXARNG with assignments to Headquarters, 1st Squadron, 124th Cavalry as Operations Assistant/Cavalry Scout; Company C (medical), 111th Support Battalion as Readiness NCO/NCOIC/Medical Platoon Sergeant and Company A, 111th Engineer Battalion as Readiness NCO/NCOIC/Platoon Sergeant. During this time, he was promoted to Staff Sergeant (SSG). SSG Snow reluctantly had to end his military service due to medical issues and took an honorable medical discharge. He received a number of awards and decorations throughout his 12-year service. Rick continues to serve his fellow veterans as a volunteer at the Veterans One Stop in Waco, Texas.

SSG Army

Richard (Rick) Snow

As a high school senior, Rick enlisted in the U.S. Army thru the Delayed Entry Program on December 7, 1979. After high school graduation, he reported to Ft Leonardwood, Missouri on August 12, 1980 for Basic Combat Training. Upon completion of Basic Training, now Private Snow, reported to Ft. Sam Houston, Texas for training as a Combat Medic. Following graduation from training, he was assigned to 11th Medical Company at Ft. Hood, TX. After 18 months, now Specialist 4 (SP4) Snow was reassigned overseas to HHSB 3/84th FA, Pershing II Nuclear missiles, in Neckarsulm, Germany. SP4 Snow served here until August 11, 1983, at which time he was honorably discharged after 3 years of service and moved to Waco, Texas. Upon his return home, Rick enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG) to continue serving his country. He performed duties as a guardsman until March 1985 at which time he went Active Duty in the TXARNG with assignments to Headquarters, 1st Squadron, 124th Cavalry as Operations Assistant/Cavalry Scout; Company C (medical), 111th Support Battalion as Readiness NCO/NCOIC/Medical Platoon Sergeant and Company A, 111th Engineer Battalion as Readiness NCO/NCOIC/Platoon Sergeant. During this time, he was promoted to Staff Sergeant (SSG). SSG Snow reluctantly had to end his military service due to medical issues and took an honorable medical discharge. He received a number of awards and decorations throughout his 12-year service. Rick continues to serve his fellow veterans as a volunteer at the Veterans One Stop in Waco, Texas.

USMC Cpl - Jedidiah Morgan

Assigned as Combat Infantryman to 1st Battalion, 7th Marines at 29 Palms CA

Deployed to Afghanistan, Sangin Province where he was injured by IED where he lost both legs above the knee and suffered damage to his right arm. Through therapy, I regained some strength, but I can hardly move the fingers on my right hand. With my fingers, I can pick up a pencil on the ground, but not much more. Those things won’t change.

One of the ideas that keeps nagging at me is the possibility that I may want to help other amputees in some way after I regain my own capabilities. This is not necessarily a vocation, but it might be an activity that would draw me to it.

Currently owns his own company, Sergius, which is a prosthetic device design and sales company. He also started a program through White Heart Foundation called the Guardian Project that helps veterans with PTSD and suicide through Eco-Therapy trips.

USMC Cpl

Jedidiah Morgan

Assigned as Combat Infantryman to 1st Battalion, 7th Marines at 29 Palms CA

Deployed to Afghanistan, Sangin Province where he was injured by IED where he lost both legs above the knee and suffered damage to his right arm. Through therapy, I regained some strength, but I can hardly move the fingers on my right hand. With my fingers, I can pick up a pencil on the ground, but not much more. Those things won’t change.

One of the ideas that keeps nagging at me is the possibility that I may want to help other amputees in some way after I regain my own capabilities. This is not necessarily a vocation, but it might be an activity that would draw me to it.

Currently owns his own company, Sergius, which is a prosthetic device design and sales company. He also started a program through White Heart Foundation called the Guardian Project that helps veterans with PTSD and suicide through Eco-Therapy trips.

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